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Legislative Advocacy

Your Credit Union, Your Voice, Your Impact
The Leagues' Government Affairs team works diligently in Sacramento, Carson City, and Washington, D.C. We promote credit unions' legislative agenda, review hundreds of bills each year, and provide credit union leaders with opportunities to meet with legislators. Please take part in these essential advocacy efforts. (Continue to meet the staff...)
Federal Government Affairs

California and Nevada's voice in Washington D.C. The Leagues are the only Leagues with a full time staff dedicated to working with Congress, Government Agencies, and Federal Regulators. The resources in this area will help you keep informed of the latest developments and credit union priorities.

State Advocacy

State Government Advocacy efforts brings the voice of credit unions to Sacramento and Carson City. Our advocacy team works daily with elected officials, staff, the executive offices, gubernatorial appointees, and the decision-makers of California and Nevada. This area will keep you updated on all advocacy efforts at the state level of Government.

From the Editors of CU Weekly

updated 06/02/14 11:56 AM
Also, Countdown to NCUA's Listening Session
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues exceeded their goal of encouraging and assisting more than 150 credit unions to submit comment letters to the National Credit Union Administration on the agency’s risk-based capital proposal.

As of late last week, 158 letters had been submitted from California and Nevada credit unions detailing how the proposed rule will impact their credit unions and the movement.

“This is a tremendous feat and illustrates the collaborative power of our member credit unions,” said Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra. “We hope the NCUA listens to our pleas and will either withdraw the proposal or issue a second improved proposed rule that makes sense for credit unions.”

After California and Nevada credit unions were challenged earlier this year by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to submit 110 comment letters, the Leagues set a more aggressive goal of 150 letters.

As the NCUA continues to post the letters received from credit unions across the nation, the Leagues will inform credit unions of the total number of letters submitted and the final number from California and Nevada when available. As of Monday, nearly 2,000 letters had been submitted nationwide.

Register Today for NCUA’s ‘Listening Session’
The clock is ticking to register for The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) Listening Session in Los Angeles on June 26, where Chairman Debbie Matz and some of the agency’s top officials will engage with attendees.

The session will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Registration is limited to 150 attendees, and seats are filling fast. Click here to register.

While discussions are open to all topics related to the NCUA, the focus will be on NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule. This will be the only "local" opportunity to address the proposed rule with NCUA leadership face to face before the rule is finalized.

Besides Matz, Board Member Rick Metsger, Region V Director Liz Whitehead, senior agency staff, and supervisory examiners will participate in the meeting.

For additional information, please contact Sharon Lindeman at sharonl@ccul.org or 909-212-6063 or Lucy Ito at 909-212-6004 or lito@ccul.org.

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Talking Points
If your credit union would like talking points for an issue, such as member business lending (MBL) or supplemental capital, the Leagues' Consumer Advocacy Department can develop one to suit your particular needs. Please contact Public Affairs and Consumer Advocacy Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at tinar@ccul.org, or by phone at 909-212-6050.